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February 2020

Intro to Tai Chi

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

$50 19 tickets left

Tai Chi is a meditative moving practice that has been gaining popularity in recent years with many studies tying this practice to improved health, wellness as well as longevity. Evidence-based studies have shown that the health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi practice may include increased bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased physical strength and balance, increased immune function, decreased anxiety and depression as well as decreased inflammation. Experienced instructor Aimee Van Ostrand, owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness…

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Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

- Sold out!
February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 Sold out

Take a tour of Italy through your senses! We will be making focaccia from the north to the south of Italy, both potato focaccia and herb focaccia. Impress your loved ones with your baking skills learned by master baker Ross Safford. Join us for mouth-watering fun during this half-day class! Ross will also be offering a cracker making class in March, so watch for that class and sign up for both! Students to bring: An Apron Our Location: Christ Lutheran…

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Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00 8 tickets left

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided by the instructor.  Students will receive a demonstration of the correct way to perform the technique and how to fix the problem. However, the real…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 14 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using various darning techniques. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness, as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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Drum Making

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$75 13 tickets left

Leap Day is a sacred day in many cultures.  To make the best use of the energy of Leap Day 2020, try bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life, like making something beautiful by hand!  Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found…

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March 2020

Build a Wooden Paddle

- Sold out!
March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140 Sold out

If you have not been able to take this class yet - now is your chance!  Limited space available! Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 9 hours: Friday 3/6 – 5:30 PM…

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Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 6 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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Lavashe/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 10 tickets left

Make your next gathering even more personal with homemade crackers (lavashe). There are as many ways to make lavashe as there are regions in the world! Lavashe is a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, is made with flour, water, and salt. It can be served with dips like​ hummus or baba ghanoush and used for wraps and other sandwiches. Learn a few styles in this inspiring class taught by master baker Ross Safford.…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55 8 tickets left

It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs!  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things written upon with color’, which will become clear as students…

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Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 11 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  March 21st & March 28th, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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Intro to Nålbinding

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 6 tickets left

Due to February class being sold out, we have added another opportunity to learn Nålbinding!  Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided)  and proceed to…

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Knit a Lace Cowl

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 12 tickets left

Knit something beautiful for yourself!   We will be making a quick lace cowl - Simple and soft lace cowl, perfect for the transition to Spring!  You will learn the skills of knitting lace, learning to knit on circular needles (it's not as bad as you think it is!), and learning to read patterns and charts. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl, Cast On, Bind Off.  Needing a refresher is okay, but this class is not intended for complete…

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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 6 tickets left

Returning instructor Theresa Angelo will guide you in creating a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1" journal which although simple, will be beautiful and robust.  Each one-of-a-kind journal becomes a piece of art, incorporating design decisions regarding paper, cover color, and…

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April 2020

Build a Wooden Paddle

- Sold out!
April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140 Sold out

If you have not been able to take this class yet – now is your chance!  Limited space available! Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 9 hours: Friday 4/3 – 5:30 PM…

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Telling the Story – A Writing Workshop

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 12 tickets left

Nothing grabs a reader more than a good read, a story a reader just can’t put down!  This writing workshop will center on storytelling across all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).  We’ll  read some short pieces from master storytellers and discuss how these writers captivate and hold an audience. We’ll work on a number of writing exercises, focusing on the essentials of good storytelling – developing plot, character, dialogue, point of view, image and metaphor.  And we’ll critique each other’s writing…

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Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 8 tickets left

Beautify your property and neighborhood!  Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift…

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Gardening: Companion Planting

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$40 – $50 39 tickets left

Get ready for spring planting! In this class, Companion Planting, you will learn the secrets and science of how flowers can help you grow healthier vegetables. The practice of companion planting is making a comeback with organic home gardeners- and for good reason! With a few key flowers; some to attract beneficial insects and some to repel pests, you can help your vegetables flourish while adding beauty to the space. Locally saved seeds and cultivation tips included. Be ready to…

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Herbal Tea Gardening

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$40 – $50 39 tickets left

Growing an herbal garden is rewarding on many levels. Growing herbs specifically for tea opens new worlds of flavor and self-care. This is a beginner’s class and we’ll focus on well-known herbs; both the growing of and preparation of the plants for tea.  We’ll also get to sample some homegrown teas. Participants will go home with a few plants to start your own herbal tea garden. We are excited to offer two classes on gardening in one day.  You can…

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Intergenerational: Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 12 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  April 25th & May 2nd, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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May 2020

Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

$40 – $65 10 tickets left

Learn to draw and get more out of traveling!  ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching.  It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn how to sketch, is to sketch!  Want to learn?  This class will introduce drawing and design concepts (line, shape, value, perspective, shade, shadow, composition) in…

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